Finn Peters is one of the leading
flute and sax players in the UK today. After spending his teens
practicing non-stop, he studied musicology at Durham University,
then completed a post-graduate course at The Guildhall School of
Music and Drama.
Besides working on upwards of 80 recordings for other
artists, Finn has released a number of his own recordings. The two
Dr Seus EPs, released on his own imprint, Mantella records, were
played in clubs across Europe by high profile tastemakers such as
Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff. Two tracks for Club Brasil, Joyce
covers 'Femenina' and 'Aldeia de Ogum', were championed by DJs in
the know like Rainer Truby and charted all over the world as well
as getting extensive amounts of airplay. Two co-productions with
'The Deal' for Trip do Brasil were also club-land favourites. Finally
his most recent album before Su-ling, entitled "Bansuri"
pushed his name further into the limelight.
In 1999 his achievements were recognised when he
won the London Young Jazz musician award. The collaboration with
Bembe Segue, "The Birds" was nominated for track of the
year 2005 in the BBC Radio 1 Worldwide award. He has been described
by Straight no Chaser magazine as being "the blazing definition
of a seriously heavy player" and by Jazzwise as being "head
and shoulders above his peers." Su-Ling is receiving a great
deal of airplay on BBC Radio 1,2,3 and 1xtra.